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bile acids

Name bile acids
Categories clinical chemistry
Additional testing 3-alpha-OH bile acids (cholic acid, chenodesoxycholic acid, desoxycholic acid lithocholic acid, etc., and also ursodeoxycholic acid) are determined.
Specimen requirements 2 ml of serum
Collection instructions The blood sample is taken with the patient fasting (12 h without food intake).
Store chilled.
Storage and transport Transport the samples chilled.
Clinical utility assessment of the hepatobiliary function
Methodology photometry
Reference ranges See findings report
Remarks Testing currently takes place in a contract laboratory